Monthly Archives: December 2008

The Wrecking Crew

Thanks to long-time buddy Glen Pedersen for hooking me up with a couple of interesting links about the Wrecking Crew. The Wrecking Crew was a group of Los Angeles’ very top studio musicians in the late 50′s and 60′s.  They … Continue reading

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The Wrecking Crew

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I Resolve…

In a rare contemplative mood, but still of relatively sound mind, as 2008 is ending, I’m doing something I haven’t done in years–at least not seriously.  Corny as it may be, I’m putting together a list of New Year’s resolutions.  … Continue reading

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Jack Hanna

  Good news:  Jack Hanna and some of his wild friends are going to be talking with us on WDAZ News @5 Wednesday, December 31, New Year’s Eve day. Jack is one of the best known and best liked animal … Continue reading

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Naughty or Nice

Hope you’ve been at least a little naughty this year.  Naughty boys and girls are much more interesting than nice ones.  If it weren’t for naughty boys and girls, after all, my colleagues and I in the news business would … Continue reading

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Picturing the Presidents

Congratulations to Jessica Herrera of Crystal, North Dakota, and Conrad Symington of Neche, North Dakota.  They are runners-up in Scholastic Book Clubs’ "Picture a President" contest.  Both are eleven.  Jessica drew Dwight D. Eisenhower.  Conrad did a line drawing of … Continue reading

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The Shriners

Spent the weekend hunkered down at an undisclosed location in Fargo, riding out the storm/blizzard/winter weather.  Yes, now I know how Cheney feels. Let’s just say some motels are better than others. I was in Fargo to speak to the … Continue reading

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Holidays on Ice

I’m spending part of the blizzard (I refuse to refer to them by anybody’s name–please, Herald editors, stop it!) reading David Sedaris’ wildly funny Holidays on Ice, a birthday gift from news director extraordinaire Cassie Walder.   The dozen twisted Christmas … Continue reading

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Frost, Nixon & Bradlee

With the new movie "Frost/Nixon" opening Christmas Day, I’ve been thinking about … that odd time more than usual lately.  Particularly about Ben Bradlee, the then publisher of the Washington Post which had been both roundly praired and criticized for … Continue reading

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Floriculture Class

Holidays Begin Early for Commercial Floriculture Class at the U of M, Crookston; Poinsettias Reach Peak Crookston, Minn. (December 13, 2008) – In late August they arrive, hundreds of rooted poinsettia cuttings in anticipation of another holiday season. For seven … Continue reading

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